Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Angola instead of Zimbabwe, you would:


be 85.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Zimbabwe, 13.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Angola, that number is 1.9% of people.

be 47.1% less likely to be obese

In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people.


make 3.0 times more money

Zimbabwe has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800.

be 41.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed. In Angola, that number is 6.6%.

be 49.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Zimbabwe, 72.3% live below the poverty line. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6%.

spend 66.0% less on taxes

Zimbabwe has a top tax rate of 50.0%. In Angola, the top tax rate is 17.0%.


have 29.2% more children

In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Angola, there are 44.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 17.8% less likely to be literate

In Zimbabwe, the literacy rate is 86.5%. In Angola, it is 71.1%.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In Zimbabwe, approximately 32.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Angola, on the other hand, 67.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 25.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Zimbabwe, 40% of people have electricity access (80% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 30% of people on average (46% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 43.7% less likely to have internet access

In Zimbabwe, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access. In Angola, about 13.0% do.

be 36.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Zimbabwe, approximately 77% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 49% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).


spend 58.3% less on education

Zimbabwe spends 8.4% of its total GDP on education. Angola spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 48.4% less on healthcare

Zimbabwe spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Angola, that number is 3.3% of GDP.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to Zimbabwe? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.


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